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Linsey Knerl

Homeschooler to 5, work-at-home writer, farmer, 1099 Mom.

Latest articles by Linsey Knerl

How to Make Money as a Chat or Forum Moderator

Turn your Internet time sink into extra cash by becoming the nice, helpful person on the other side of the chat window.

6 Foods Scientifically Proven to Help You Sleep

There's nothing worse than tossing and turning all night. Snack your way to fitful rest with these foods proven to help you sleep.

5 Things You Should Never Try to Save On

Living frugally often means finding the lowest cost option, but for products and services like these, it usually pays to spend a little more.

5 Ways to Avoid Buying Electronics You'll Regret

The gadget market moves fast, so it's easy to get caught up and click "buy." Avoid buyer's remorse by choosing quality and value, first.

5 Things People Who Have Their Dream Jobs Do

If your goal is to land your dream job — congrats! Goal-setting is half the battle. Now go out there and get it done.

Going Without Health Insurance in 2015? Here's What It'll Cost You

The fines for going without health insurance are ticking up this year. Are you covered or will you pay a fine?

15 Cheap, Easy Ways to Make Your Home Safer

Taking care of a few simple home repairs and improvements can protect you and your family from minor accidents — or much worse.

How to Buy the Best Mattress for the Least Money

Buying a mattress seems like it should be easy, but from foam density to negotiating ploys, there's a lot that goes into a good night's rest.

12 Unusual (But Necessary!) Staples to Add to Your Pantry

Flour, oil, spices, rice — every basic pantry has those. Up your pantry-ante with these specialty aisle must-haves that make any meal memorable.

The Military's Four-Step Plan to Keeping Your Place Clean

There's no room in the armed forces for clutter and mess. Learn how to keep your place ship-shape with these secrets of military cleanliness.

7 Ways to Get People to Listen When You Talk

Whether you're speaking to one person or a hundred, you've got to keep your audience engaged. Try these tricks of the toastmaster at your next talk.

Don't Choose These 10 Cities If You Want to Retire Comfortably

Unless you've got an extra deep retirement fund (and no allergies), you should probably cross these potential retirement locales off your list.

This One Wedding Trick Will Save You Thousands

For the frugal bride and groom, winter is the right time to wed. Savings are substantial and the setting is unique and memorable.

10 Things You Should NOT Do to Your Yard This Fall

With the holidays approaching the last thing on your mind is next year's lawn. Prep your yard now to save time and money on landscaping next spring.

How to Make 8 Trending Halloween Costumes on the Cheap

Just two weekends until Halloween! That's plenty of time to put together one or two of these clever, trendy costumes.

6 Thoughts Everyone Has Their First Day of Retirement

After years of hard work, diligent saving, and careful planning the big day finally arrives and you've retired. Now what?

10 Big Expenses You Can Easily Get Rid Of

The 80/20 rule applies to budgeting, too — 80% of your spend goes to 20% of your expenses. If you can cut those big costs, the savings are big, too.

12 Things You Won't Ever Use Again and Should Throw Out Today

Maybe you're sentimental, or maybe you subscribe to "out of sight, out of mind," but whatever the reason, stop hanging onto your old junk!

11 Tips and Tricks for Merging Finances

When couples get hitched, so do their separate finances. Here's how to bring the money together without ripping the marriage apart.

8 Giveaways That People Were Just Talking About You

Our ears aren't actually very reliable when it comes to sensing gossip and busybodies. Here's what to look for instead of toasty earlobes.

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